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Mediterranean Art – Bring the Vacation Home

As the warm summer months approach, many of us are longing for a vacation. Unfortunately, not all of us are able to take that getaway we dream of to the Mediterranean. There is something special about the sea salt in the air and the sound of the ocean in the distance that creates a relaxing escape. We here at want to make you feel like you are there with Mediterranean art.

Unknown Artists - Vacation Harbor - Mediterranean Art

Unknown Artists – Vacation Harbor

Painted by an unknown artist, Vacation Harbor is a beautiful view of the ocean in the early morning light. It captures the relaxing feel of waking up to a beautiful day by the sea in detail. The soft sunlight on the beach and the sailboats in the distance will take you away to another place. Wake up to your own paradise with this stunning painting hanging in your home.

Paul Cezanne - La Mer a l'Estaque

Paul Cezanne – La Mer a l’Estaque

Paul Cézanne’s La Mer a L’Estaque means The Sea at L’Estaque, which is a village in southern France. It depicts a place that the artist knew very well and was able to paint with love. Using rich tones of blue, green, and amber, the artist is able to capture the lively nature of the seascape village. Let this piece bring some of that energy into your own space.

Henri Matisse - The Bay of Nice, 1918

Henri Matisse – The Bay of Nice

Henri Matisse was an Expressionist painter who beautifully captures the brightness of this beach scene in the Bay of Nice. The artist was able to experiment with different textures and colors while creating this piece. His choice of perspective makes the viewer feel like they are a part of the action. This seaside setting adds bright and vibrant energy to any room.

Claude Monet - Villas at Bordighera

Claude Monet – Villas at Bordighera

Villas at Bordighera by Claude Monet demonstrates the artist’s discovery or the rediscovery of the Mediterranean. This work catches the bright light of the Mediterranean and the shimmering gold tones that fascinated the artist. The rich warm colors give the scene an earthy feeling while the purple mountains in the background add contrast. This piece will fascinate all the guests in your home.

Gustav Klimt - Malcesine on Lake Garda,1913 - Mediterranean Art

Gustav Klimt – Malcesine on Lake Garda

Malcesine on Lake Garda was painted by Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt after his Golden Period. Painted while on vacation with fellow artist Egon Schiele, it differs from the intense and often erotic scenes Klimt was known for. Instead, it provides a lighthearted view of houses along the shore. Enjoy the scenery from the comfort of your own home by hanging this piece in a special room.

Henri-Edmond Cross - Pines Along the Shore

Henri-Edmond Cross – Pines Along the Shore

Pines Along the Shore by Henri-Edmond Cross is a beautiful landscape created in the south of France. Cross was a Neaoimpressionsit painter who chose to use the Pointilist technique for this piece. The idea was to use vibrant dots of color to create a completed scene for the viewer. In this case, the lovely French countryside. Admire that view with your friends and family anytime you like after purchasing this Mediterranean art piece.

Edouard Manet - The Grand Canal, Venice - Mediterranean Art

Edouard Manet – The Grand Canal

The Grand Canal, Venice is one of the French impressionist painters, Edouard Manet’s most recognizable impressionist paintings. Painted from the perspective of a rider in one of the city’s famous boats, it gives viewers an up-close experience. Using the classic Impressionist techniques, Manet manages to bring the setting to life for you to enjoy.

We hope that this shortlist has inspired you to find a beautiful piece of Mediterranean art. If you are still looking for more options, browse our Mediterranean gallery. We are sure you will find the perfect piece to leave your worries behind.

About the Author

Amanda graduated from the University of Kansas, where she studied English literature and got a masters degree in library sciences. She enjoys reading, cooking and playing with her nephews. Her best friend is her little dog Brady.